BREAKING: Twins Trade Rodney To A's
The Twins have traded their closer, Fernando Rodney, to the A's. In return, the Twins receive 21-year-old RHP Dakota Chalmers.
Chalmers was the A's 3rd round pick in 2015 out of high school in Georgia. He received a seven-figure bonus, well over slot value, to keep him from a commitment to the University of Georgia.. He pitched a couple of games with Beloit this year, but according to Darren Wolfson, he had Tommy John surgery in April.
Here is another report on Chalmers from Jeff Johnson of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids:
Rodney was signed by the Twins before this season. He worked in 46 games for the Twins and went 3-2 with 25 saves and a 3.09 ERA.
According to Mike Berardino, the A's had claimed Rodney, which of course gave them less leverage in a trade.
The Twins will make a corresponding roster move tomorrow before their game.
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